Monday, August 27, 2012
It has been quite a long while since I last wrote, but it is my intention to write three posts a week for the next few months and hopefully more. I began searching my Brumfield relatives this spring. In my past posts I was working my way backwards, but now I would like to begin with my first direct Brumfield relative James Brumfield that settled in the New World. Now this does not mean that there were no Brumfields before he came. This only is the one that I believe to be a direct descendant. There was a young James Brumfield that came to Jamestown in 1607, but there is no positive proof as to what happened to him.
1. James Brumfield married to Peshee Sutton. Immigrants from England to Virginia on March 17, 1672. They were transported here by Robert Taliaferro to Old Rappahannock County.
Lived in Gloucester County.
Robert, Martha, Isabel, James, Ann, William
Can I prove these facts, I don't know.
First I went to the Library of Virginia in their Digital Memory Collection. I found the land patent given to Robert Taliaferro March 17, 1672 conveying acreage to him for transporting colonist to the new world. Lo and behold, they named the colonist and in it was the name Peshee Sutton and below her name was James Brumfield. Another Brumfield is also listed. I could not distinquish the first name, though.
You can find this patent in the Digital Memory Collection Virginia Land Patents.
So here we have proof that James Brumfield and Peshee Sutton knew each other and they were here in 1672.
The Land was located in Rappahannock County. There is a possibility that James and Peshee lived in Old Rappahannock when they first arrived. That county is now extinct and the records are held at Essex County, Virginia. Old Rappahanock was formed from Lancaster County in 1656 and became extinct in 1692
I looked on this page for information about the Brumfield family and did not find their name listed.
While searching for family ancestry I also looked for the history of the era. I have attached a link for 1672 below.
During that year England and France declared War on the Netherlands.